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Behavioral Safety Assistant II

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Job ID: 169132
Category: Clinical Support
Work Type: FT
Location: West Chester, PA, United States
Work Schedule: 7:00am-7:30pm

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


A member of the nursing team who provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients. Observation and surveillance may be at the bedside or remotely via the iObserver software. This includes patients on suicide precautions and patients with compromised judgment pertaining to safety related to falls risk, interference with therapeutic equipment, patients who need companions due to state of confusion or agitation.

      Education or Equivalent Experience:

      H.S Diploma/GED required.

      Previous training and/or experience in a patient care environment preferred such as medical, behavioral health or clinical assistant or health technician, or patient safety assistant. Ability to understand English. Able to communicate effectively with patients who may have altered mentation or situational awareness. Working knowledge of computer use.

      CPR Certification, Training provided if certification not held at time of hire. 

        We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

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        We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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